SEVCA Is Celebrating Its 50th Anniversary…

Thank you to all who joined us at SEVCA's 50th Anniversary Celebration on May 12 and to all of our supporters!  We are honored to be part of a strong community working together to meet needs and change lives in Southeastern Vermont.

Visit us on Facebook to view photos (click box on left). Learn more about SEVCA's history here.

 

SEVCA's MISSION: The mission of Southeastern Vermont Community Action (SEVCA) is "to enable people to cope with, and reduce the hardships of poverty; create sustainable self-sufficiency; and reduce the causes and move toward the elimination of poverty."

SEVCA gives people the knowledge, tools, and support to break the cycle of dependence, and works to find solutions to the deep-seated problems of poverty, largely by empowering and collaborating with those whose lives are affected by it daily.

SEVCA was created in 1965 as a part of the nationwide 'War on Poverty' and chartered as a Community Action Agency (CAA)—a private non-profit corporation, locally initiated and governed, and designatd by local, state and federal officials as the 'anti-poverty agency' serving Windham and Windsor Counties.

SEVCA Needs to Hear from You!

SEVCA is conducting a Community Assessment as part of our Strategic Planning Process. Help give us a better understanding of community needs so we can improve on and expand our programs that benefit people with lower incomes in Windham and Windsor counties.

If you are a Windham or Windsor County resident who has had trouble meeting your basic needs in recent years, please click here to take the survey.

SEVCA's Annual Report of Program Impact

SEVCA's 2013-14 Annual Report not only enumerates the key achievements of our major programs, it demonstrates the impact of these programs on the lives of the people who have participated in them. Engaging stories highlight the experiences of six real people and how they have achieved personal successes and improved their lives with SEVCA’s help. Click here to read the Annual Report.

“Unless the investment in children is made, all of humanity’s most fundamental long-term problems will remain fundamental long-term problems.”

UNICEF "The State of the Children" (1995)